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Romantic Oasis near sea, hot tub, 'The Retreat'

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Secluded, no neighbours, rural, overlooking fields, gardens, not overlooked. * The Retreat Cottage, detached, own hot tub, garden. * PRIVATE HOT TUB with pagoda roof, mood lighting. * ‘Safe Clean and Legal’ inspected Accreditation from Quality in Tourism * EV Type 2 Car Charger extra fee enquire on booking * Refreshments on arrival, bed made, all linen, towels provided * Short Breaks and seasonal weekly lets * Ideal for romantic breaks, mini moons & honeymoons * Close to sea at Lyme Regis - 5 mins drive * Close to River Cottage HQ Cookery & Events * On The World Heritage Jurassic Coast * Walking distance to local pub & bus stop * Complimentary fast Wi Fi, SMART 43" TV OUTSIDE * Own Private Hot Tub with interior mood lighting * Set at constant 38c perfect in any weather * Pagoda roof shel...Secluded, no neighbours, rural, overlooking fields, gardens, not overlooked. * The Retreat Cottage, detached, own hot tub, garden. * PRIVATE HOT TUB with pagoda roof, mood lighting. * ‘Safe Clean and Legal’ inspected Accreditation from Quality in Tourism * EV Type 2 Car Charger extra fee enquire on booking * Refreshments on arrival, bed made, all linen, towels provided * Short Breaks and seasonal weekly lets * Ideal for romantic breaks, mini moons & honeymoons * Close to sea at Lyme Regis - 5 mins drive * Close to River Cottage HQ Cookery & Events * On The World Heritage Jurassic Coast * Walking distance to local pub & bus stop * Complimentary fast Wi Fi, SMART 43" TV OUTSIDE * Own Private Hot Tub with interior mood lighting * Set at constant 38c perfect in any weather * Pagoda roof shelter over hot tub for rain or shine * Enclosed private garden & terrace * Garden furniture, summer loungers, sensor lighting * Ample well lit safe private parking * Electric car charger type 2 extra fee enquire on booking * Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty * Meadow with picnic bench INSIDE *1 bedroom fully equipped detached ground floor garden cottage * Many appliances & conveniences, recently redecorated throughout SITTING ROOM - OPEN PLAN TO KITCHEN/DINER * 43" Smart TV, Roberts Radio * Cards, board games * Leather recliner sofa, flame effect wall fire * Snuggle blankets, cool fan KITCHEN DINER * Every appliance & fully equipped with all utensils * Dish washer, washer drier, microwave, cooker, fridge freezer * Coffee machine with pod selection * Useful items i.e. loo rolls, kitchen roll, foil, herbs, cooking & olive oil * Eco washing up liquid, dish washer tabs & laundry liquid * Picnic cool box, ice blocks, blanket, picnic utensils * Breakfast bar BEDROOM * King size brass bed * All linen, 2 robes, slippers, towels * Hot Tub towels, slippers, torch * Iron & board, laundry basket, clothes horse, * Hair drier, tong pad, smart TV * Torch & High Viz jacket for walk to pub * Umbrella, spare blanket & sheet, cool air fan BATHROOM * Rainfall shower * Electric towel rail, underfloor bathroom heating * Eco Toiletries, towels, 2 loo rolls YOUR HOST * Joy, a true local & font of local knowledge available 24/7 * Award Winning USEFUL INFORMATION * CONSIDER HOLIDAY INSURANCE * Hot tubs are great to use at any time of year, ready for use set at 38c * Order your online shopping for after your arrival * Spare swim wear available if you forget yours * All relative H&S, Fire Safety, Hot Tub HSE criteria, EH Hygiene Certificate, PAT Tested Electrical safety adhered to. * Fire extinguishers, blanket, smoke, heat, carbon monoxide alarms * Correct Insurance in place for guests' peace of mind * I am a professional business of some 21 years standing with numerous professional hospitality Awards. Book with me with confidence. Milk, tea & biscuits on arrival. Regret no pets or children Directions and Key information will be in your Trip Advisor Account Portal after you have made your booking. See our other property listed here on Trip Advisor - Acorns Large Garden Apartment with own hot tub.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
No FAKE SPRAY TAN users may use hot tub Hot Tub hours are from 8am - 11pm.
Bedrooms
1 King
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Joy R
Hosting since January 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsKey safe box code in your booking portal Milk, tea, biscuits on arrival. Please note: No fake tan users may use tub. Hot tub Safe Use Guide at property. Host contactable 24/7 Key Box check in, usually a personal welcome on arrival Regret no pets. Adult only.

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tmid
tmid
South Hykeham, United Kingdom189 contributions
Perfect get away
Fabulously clean modern accommodation just 5 miles from Lyme regis centre. The retreat is immaculately equipped with everything you could possibly need, the owner has thought of everything from hi viz jackets/ torch to keep you safe walking down the lanes at night, to an illuminated toilet bowl for the night time visit! Even had a welcome cream scone provided! A bonus having the hot tub too. Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of visiting the area. Great communication with the owner ( we booked direct) and reasonable price too.
Visited September 2022
Written 14 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Devon
Devon
Thank you so much to our guests for such a lovely review. There are so many review platforms now that I don’t seem to collect as many here as I used to and I think many guests are reviewed out! Great advice given by this reviewer to book direct with me for the best tariff as leading agencies put a fee on for both guests and me. Delighted our guests enjoyed their stay. Will welcome our guests again anytime. Thank you. Joy
Written 17 September 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LizzieJSP
LizzieJSP
Frome, United Kingdom38 contributions
A Perfect Retreat
The Retreat at Hedgehog Corner is the most exquisite place to stay to access the beautiful Jurassic coast. A bold statement and yet utterly true. The spacious self contained ‘cottage’ offers everything you’ll need for a self catering relaxing break. The hot tub is a real coup as is the private enclosed garden. Joy has gone to extraordinary lengths to think of everything you could possibly need. She is always on hand to help but is never going to impose upon your stay. She is a warm and the most loveliest host. The Retreat is, simply put, a tranquil haven to escape from life’s stresses.
Visited June 2022
Written 26 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Devon
Devon
How wonderful to read such complimentary words. Thank you so much. I don’t get so many Trip Advisor reviews these days as another agency is getting most of everyone’s bookings and reviews. It’s best if folk try to find us direct if at all possible as it’s cheaper. Many thanks. Joy
Written 27 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DayTrip30366649549
DayTrip30366649549
1 contribution
Perfect hideaway in a great location.
The retreat is an absolute gem,; warm and cosy with everything you need for a relaxing break. Completely private with it's own hot tub and beautifully decorated to a high standard. The location is a short drive to a vast range of towns, beaches, restaurants and attractions. The owner (Joy) was friendly and available if needed and made us feel very welcome. We made use of the 7kw vehicle charger, which was a bonus. We cannot wait to return.
Visited November 2021
Written 12 November 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Devon
Devon
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such kind words. I’m delighted you enjoyed the hot tub during your stay and made use of our Type 2 Electric Car Charger. Joy
Written 13 November 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ellen P
Ellen P
5 contributions
Amazing!
What a fabulous lady Joy is! Joy has thought of and provided everything that makes for a perfect getaway. We stayed in the Retreat, which was so peaceful as it is in its own private garden. The hot tub was just the right temperature and we used it at least once each day, even when it was raining. We had the most relaxing week we’ve ever had on holiday. Joy recommended places that we could go for food and they did not disappoint. We will definitely book again.
Visited August 2021
Written 28 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Devon
Devon
How very kind of our guests to do such a fabulous review. This year Retreat has a pagoda roof so ideal if weather iffy! I particularly appreciate these lines as I think the public in general are getting review fatigue, so I am grateful when our lovely guests take the trouble to write one. Best wishes, Joy
Written 4 September 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah P
Sarah P
2 contributions
Perfect romantic getaway
We absolutely loved our stay. Beautifully clean, with everything you need to relax. Hot tub is wonderful. We loved it so much we have rebooked for October.
Visited April 2021
Written 20 April 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Devon
Devon
And I’m absolutely delighted! Thank you! Joy
Written 21 April 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chassa12
Chassa12
Oxford, United Kingdom44 contributions
Fantastic place to stay for Lyme Regis
We really loved our stay at Hedgehog Retreat and found it the perfect location for exploring Lyme Regis and the surrounding area. The cottage was spotlessly clean and really well equipped with everything you could need. It was actually bigger than we thought from the photos and has plenty of space for two people. The hot tub is a real bonus and again really clean and nice and secluded. We’ll definitely be coming back in the future and would highly recommend.
Visited October 2020
Written 1 November 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Devon
Devon
I’m delighted our guests enjoyed their visit and the hot tub at The Retreat. Such warm words are very much appreciated as we go into a second lockdown that has affected those of us in hospitality so much. Thank you.
Written 1 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sue T
Sue T
East Sussex, United Kingdom3 contributions
Great place to relax
Great place with everything you could ever need, facilities amazing including a lovely shower and very comfy bed. Hot tub to relax in after a day of exploring the Jurassic coast. Couldn’t have wished for a better host. Would definitely visit again.
Visited September 2020
Written 3 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Devon
Devon
Thank you indeed for such lovely lines and for taking the time to write a review. I’m so glad you were comfortable here. Thank you for staying! Joy
Written 4 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Natalie B
Natalie B
1 contribution
Amazing Stay
Me and my partner stayed at The Retreat with hot tub at Hedgehog corner and I can’t give enough praise to how beautiful, well kept and clean it was. Bed was comfortable and large, everything is provided, so much more than I’ve had anywhere else. Towels for hot tub and showering, tea, coffee, biscuits, cleaning equipment, soap, shower gel, slippers, robes, the list is endless. It’s completely private, not overlooked. In the evenings we were in the hot tub and could see the stars when the lights went off which we loved. The hot tub was always hot and exceptionally clean. Joy was welcoming, friendly and gave us great advice as to where to visit locally. Millers farm shop - wow!!! Pay it a visit early, they have produce brought over from France and it is incredible! We will definitely be back. Thanks again for a lovely getaway.
Visited September 2020
Written 28 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Devon
Devon
Wow! Thank you so much for such lovely lines. I’m thrilled you found everything clean and you appreciate the Covid measures I have in place. Yes, the local farm shop Millers, just a mile up the road, has a fantastic range of locally sourced and French produce. I’m delighted you went there. Thank you also for leaving the property so tidy with washing up done and items put back in place - a real help in these Covid cleaning times! Joy
Written 30 September 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

daveandjulia007
daveandjulia007
Cleator, United Kingdom33 contributions
3rd visit as good as the 1st
This was our 3rd visit to the Retreat and every bit as enjoyable as our first. The standard and quality of the furnishings is very high and the place was spotlessly clean as always. Like another reviewer said, the pillows and duvet are so so comfy. Everything from dishwasher tabs to kitchen foil is provided and this time we were blessed with good weather so made use of the cool box. Relaxing in the hot tub after a day out is lovely and towels and flip flops are provided. There is a lovely big shower with good water pressure and plenty of towels provided including proper bath sheets (can't beat a proper size towel!!) It is lovely and quiet and you are not overlooked or disturbed by anyone. We ate at Hunters Lodge Inn twice and meals were good both times. We would recommend booking as it was busy. It's less than a 5 minute walk up the road and we used the hi viz jackets provided walking back just to be on the safe side. We also got a take away from Cinnamons and it was delivered right to the door and was delicious. Joy provides excellent information prior to your stay so you know exactly what's what. In these strange times, it was good to feel safe and know that Joy had done everything to make our stay COVID safe. We will definitely return again.
Visited September 2020
Written 14 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Devon
Devon
Wow, thank you for such a fabulous review! I’m delighted you appreciated the sanitisers provided in this time of Covid. I look forward to another visit from you! A pleasure to have you stay. Joy
Written 16 September 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lindsey M
Lindsey M
Basingstoke, United Kingdom5 contributions
Lovely time at Hedgehog corner
Stayed at the retreat which was immaculate. Hot tub was a great extra which we made full use of. This may sound odd but the duvet and the pillows were the most snuggly I’ve ever slept in. So nice when on one morning it was torrential rain, what better excuse to do absolutely nothing! However the cottage is so handy for Lyme Regis and surrounding areas that there are so many walks with spectacular scenery around. Absolutely recommend.
Visited August 2020
Written 22 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Devon
Devon
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and found the pillows comfy. Thank you for your kind words it was a pleasure to have you visit. Joy
Written 5 September 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Entertainment
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports

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About the neighbourhood
On our doorstep is the sea side town of Lyme Regis is famous for fossil hunting. Experts take out fossil hunting walks from Lyme Regis and nearby Charmouth. Pretty beach huts on the historic Monmouth Beach at Lyme and an area of sandy beach by the historic Cobb. You can while away the hours in the old town of Lyme with its Mill and enchanting back streets full of fascinating shops including the Micro Brewery a to the art Galleries. Lyme Regis is the perfect place for a family holiday. 3 minutes drive away and TV chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage for meals and events is just 3 minutes drive. At nearby Burton Bradstock a glorious beach with well known The Hive Beach Cafe.Lots to see and do for children several nearby seaside towns, the Dinosaur Museum, Beer Caves, Peco Sidmouth Donkey Sanctury and Seaton Tram are just an example of the nearby local attractions. Plenty of holiday information at the property. Joy, your Host is a true local and font of information.A congenial climate all year round and a great place for visiting with plenty to see and do all year around.
Getting around
Walking: Maps with walking information for the Jurassic Coast and South West Coastal Path and information on local area provided at property Bus: The Jurassic Coaster the X51 & X53: from local train station at Axminster, stops at end of our road at the local pub. 3 minutes to walk to local bus stop with buses twice an hour to local seaside resort of Lyme Regis (10 mins on bus). Car: Local town maps of Lyme Regis & Axminster at the property detailing car parks. Train station 5 minutes driive to Axminster links to city of Exeter (40 minutes on train) London 2.45 hours away. Bus at station, Book taxi: Terry’s Taxi Uplyme, Matt’s Cabs Lyme Regis, Axminster Taxis. Planes: Exeter Airport is 45 minutes drive.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The Retreat Cottage is easily located and has its own well signed car parking space on the far left of the main car park. Any queries then please get in touch. Just 2.3 miles from Lyme Regis. Just over 1.6 miles from TVs River Cottage HQ. 3 hours drive from London.Hourly train service from London Waterloo to Axminster and then a 5 minute taxi ride or local bus X51 drops at pub at top of road. 2.5 miles from Axminster Train Station with a Bus Stop within walking distance (Number X51 or X53 from Axminster Train Station and Lyme Regis). No pavement between the property and pub or bus stop - we provide 2 luminous jackets for walk to pub. Exeter Airport 45 minutes drive - local taxi service can collect - Av to Go or Go Eco Lyme Regis, Causley Cabs or Axminster Taxis. Although a car is not necessary as we are just a short distance from both the Axminster Railway Station and local bus stop, it is recommended.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Free WiFi EV Type 2 car charger (fee applies) Refreshments provided on arrival Please read hot tub safety guide at property. All linen and towels, hot tub towels, robes and slippers provided.

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